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App to filter robocalls / caller id [answered]

asked 2018-06-05 11:52:19 +0300

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Is there a Sailfish app that blocks incoming calls from robocallers and known spammers / telemarketers / call centeres, based on an online database? Or at least one that looks up the caller id in a directory and tells me who it is?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by nthn
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answered 2018-06-05 12:01:45 +0300

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Yes: https://openrepos.net/content/omnight/phonehook

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As it is not in the official Jolla Store or sadly not part of the system, I would say the answer is NO!

Raymaen ( 2018-06-06 08:53:27 +0300 )edit

@Raymaen: what are you talking about? The question was "Is there a Sailfish app that blocks incoming calls from robocallers?". The answer is yes. If you only take into account things that are available in the Store, you're missing out on pretty much everything.

nthn ( 2018-06-06 14:24:45 +0300 )edit

Well not everyone is a programming guy (I love sailfish anyway!). For ordinary users like me it is quite a problem that you have to get this workaround an that workaround and use openrepos (uninstall before update...) just to get some basic functionality. When you dont have it in the official store, or it is not part of the system then the answer is NO. Simple as that :-) (see it from the newbie sailfish-user side, then you might understand what i mean) Sailfish is too far away from the masses at the moment.

Raymaen ( 2018-06-06 23:51:54 +0300 )edit

@Raymaen: none of what you said matters, and it's all nonsense anyway. Once again, the question was "is there an app", so the answer is yes, and not no. You're talking about the 'newbie Sailfish user', but I would like to see some statistics on just how many 'newbies', or even how many people in general, use a robocall blocking functionality (apparently 'basic functionality'). I'm not aware of any system offering this functionality officially or by default. Also, if you had bothered to take even the slightest look at the linked page on OpenRepos, you would see, in the description, the notice "About Sailfish Updates": "Sailfish OS upgrades recommends uninstalling phonehook before upgrading. If you are running a somewhat recent version of phonehook (0.4.0 and later), this recommendation is no longer relevant. Newer versions of phonehook do not interfer with OS upgrades. Version 0.3.x and earlier modifies the Sailfish homescreen, which may cause issues in some scenarios. 0.4.0+ does not modify the homescreen."

nthn ( 2018-06-07 09:50:16 +0300 )edit

callblocking is a standart feature in android. (Blockinglist/Spamlist what ever is also included) and it doesnt matter if its a robot or a person who is calling you... so it is pretty standard i would say. I used it a lot in the past because of spamcalls. I was also looing for a blockingpossibility in Sailfish but did not find anything. I personally dont want to use openrepos, although there might be some great apps. I just dont have the Time to search in the forums what should stay and what must be uninstalled before updates. You just cant say it doesnt matter what I say when Sailfish OS has plans to get a global player someday. It has to be mature before that. as of today it sil isnt! No (lets call them) "simple user" is interested in versions of apps or updates or something else. people in general just want to use the phone with its functionalities. And when they are missing... well... that is sadly the majority of Smartphoneusers... without reaching them Sailfish has little chance to grow...

Raymaen ( 2018-06-07 15:41:37 +0300 )edit

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